purl

Primary Meanings of purl

1.
v
flow in a circular current, of liquids
2.
vn
knit with a purl stitch
a basic knitting stitch
3.
vn
embroider with gold or silver thread
gold or silver wire thread
Full Definitions of purl
1

v flow in a circular current, of liquids

Synonyms:
eddy, swirl, whirl, whirlpool
Type of:
course, feed, flow, run
move along, of liquids

v make a murmuring sound

“the water was purling
Synonyms:
sough
Type of:
make noise, noise, resound
emit a noise
2

v knit with a purl stitch

Type of:
knit
make (textiles) by knitting

n a basic knitting stitch

Synonyms:
purl stitch
Type of:
knitting stitch
a stitch taken in knitting
3

v embroider with gold or silver thread

Type of:
broider, embroider
decorate with needlework

v edge or border with gold or silver embroidery

Type of:
broider, embroider
decorate with needlework

n gold or silver wire thread

Type of:
thread, yarn
a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

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